As we reckon with devastating catastrophes, this volume activates radical theoretical flows that reconnect us with each other, nature, and the world. We offer ‘Dissonance’ as a poetic remixing of freedom movements and their live manifestations in community, experimentation and creativity.
On capturing trauma and bodily alienation through experimental self-portraits.
Re’al Christian reflects on contemporary abolitionist art and its disruptive potential within carceral and political systems.
Cosmologies of lust, rage, and resistance in feminist Arab art.
Through drawing, poetry, and video, artists Clara Ianni, Noelle de la Paz, and Renee Gladman evoke the language of map-making to navigate infrastructures of violence and tenderness, rejecting the usual forms and aims of colonial cartographies.
Traditional hydraulic structures and drylands earthworks are living technologies that reflect Tunisian farmers’ long-observed understanding of soils, context, and climate; as rooted and place-based infrastructures, they challenge solutionist and technocratic models of climate adaptation that prioritize metrics over social ecologies. How can understanding them allow us to know collective practices of future-building?
zuri arman talks with music scholar Alexander Weheliye about his forthcoming book, Feenin: R&B Music and the Materiality of BlackFem Voices and Technology.
Artist Lilly Manycolors brings our ecosystem to life through Indigenous ethics of interconnectedness
Exploring Iconography and Queer Relation in Contemporary Asian American Art.
The Whitney Museum curator and poet Roque Salas Rivera explore aesthetic and political resistance movements in Puerto Rico and the diaspora in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastation.
Performance Scholar and author of The Healing Stage Dr. Lisa Biggs discusses the potential for performance art to uplift incarcerated Black women while prison abolitionists work to dismantle harmful carceral and policing systems.
Narragansett tribal member and Tomaquag Museum Assistant Director Silvermoon LaRose reflects on including native traditions in art education curriculums for all.
Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer pens a love letter to his friend and collaborator, the legendary cultural critic and Free Jazz musician Greg Tate
Sheida Soleimani’s photographic series Medium of Exchange exposes the lethal geopolitics of oil in the anthropocene
A Poetic Unmapping of Moshassuck